Salary and Benefits

Below you will find a summary of the salary and benefits offered to our residents. This summary is not intended to be contractual and is subject to change.

2022-2023 Annual Salary

  PGY-1 $59,000
PGY-2 $60,500
PGY-3 $62,500
PGY-4 $65,000
PGY-5 $65,500
  • Chiefs for three (3) and four (4) year programs receive one PGY step higher salary.
  • Chiefs for five (5) year programs receive the salary for PGY-V.

Tutor Compensation

  • $25 per hour for individual tutoring
  • $40 per hour for group tutoring (2-4 students)
  • All tutoring must be coordinated and approved with the Learning Skills Specialist in the Office of Student Affairs.

Resident/Fellow Appointment Policy  

WMed’s appointment policy may be reviewed in its entirety here. As outlined in the WMed contract, appointment is contingent upon meeting each of the following requirements:

  • Attaining an educational limited or full license from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, Michigan Board of Medicine or Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, and maintaining licensure throughout the term of your appointment up to and including the Ending Date;
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, attaining visa status in compliance with federal law by the Starting Date and maintaining legal visa status throughout the term of your appointment up to and including the Ending Date;
  • Attaining satisfactory results on any and all post-offer and pre-appointment background checks, credentialing confirmation, other testing including drug screening, and proof of immunization for required communicable diseases including COVID-19.

Insurance and Retirement Programs

*Also available to residents' eligible dependents
Medical* (costs shared)

Effective upon formal start date of residency training

Aflac Voluntary Coverage* - Hospital, Critical Illness, and Accident Insurance

Effective the first of the month following one month of service

Dental* Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Vision* (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Flexible Spending Accounts

Effective upon formal start date of residency training

Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Supplemental Life (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Dependent Life* (voluntary) Effective the first of the month following one month of service
Sick Leave/Short and Long Term Disability

Effective first day of orientation

Worker's Compensation

Effective upon employment

Retirement Plan (funded by WMed)

Effective upon employment

403(b) Savings Program (voluntary)

Effective upon employment


Time Away from Work

Vacation (21 days annually) Effective Upon Employment

Up to 3 paid days off to take the USMLE Step 3 or the COMLEX Level 3 exams on one occasion during residency

Effective Upon Employment

Professional Development Allowance

Effective Upon Employment

Up to 3 paid days off and reimbursement for allowable travel and meeting expenses for research presentation at professional meeting

Effective Upon Employment

Family/Medical/Parental (FMLA)

Following 12 months of employment and at least 1,250 hours of work over the previous 12 months

Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military

Effective Upon Employment

Personal Leave

Effective Upon Employment


Training

BLS/ACLS and required recertifications (all Residents)

Effective Upon Employment
PALS, ATLS, FCCS, ALSO, FLS & Neonatal Resuscitation (specified programs) Effective Upon Employment


All of the following are effective upon employment:

  • Resident counseling/Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual fitness club reimbursement (taxable benefit)
  • Call rooms provided for residents taking night call
  • Free parking at our Oakland Drive Campus and affiliated hospitals
  • White coat
  • Full digital library access including UpToDate®
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine faculty appointment, rank of Instructor
  • Educational Limited/Controlled Substance License fees reimbursed by WMed
  • Professional Liability Insurance paid by WMed
  • Moving loan available
  • USMLE Step 3 and COMLEX Level 3 Loans

Consumer Information and Campus Safety

As an educational institution, WMed is required to provide consumer information to prospective employees. Our Annual Campus Safety and Security Report includes statistics on reported crimes as well as policies and procedures that are designed to promote a safe, secure learning and working environment. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.